We had the good fortune of connecting with Cyrus Rodas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cyrus, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I wanted to pursue a career in acting and storytelling ever since I could remember. Being a creative, in general, has always been a big part of my life since I was young, from acting, music, writing, film, and pretty much any artform that allowed me to express myself. During the early stages of my acting career, a colleague of mine suggested I try voice over, which was something I was always curious about, because of my fondness for animation and video games, but never thought to consider as a career path. So, when I had the opportunity to experience the world of voice acting for the first time and discover I had a hidden talent for it, there was no question. I was in love! From then, I knew that I wanted to be a voice actor.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been working as a professional voice actor since 2016, so about five years now. Since that time, I’ve been given the opportunity to voice for many different projects, such as commercials, animation, video games, even award shows. Among those projects, I’ve even had the chance to do some major on-camera film and television work that I’m excited for the release of, which I won’t be able to discuss at this time, unfortunately. It’s hard to discern what my proudest moment is out of all the projects I’ve been on, even as I write this right now. That being said, my proudest moment as a voice actor comes from an animated show called Epithet Erased (created by Brendan Blaber aka JelloApocalypse), which was a big stepping stone for me and my career. I had the opportunity to voice a variety of characters in that show, including a notable character named Dr. Beefton. I really got to play with my range as an actor, which is something I encourage all new and upcoming voice actors to do. Just have fun with it! Since then, I received a lot of recognition for my versatility and humor, and it’s somewhat solidified me with the community as the voice that’s rich and full of possibilities.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, considering that Covid-19 is still around, nowhere. But, ideally, first place would have to be La Kings down at The Strand in Galveston. Best ice cream you’ll ever have!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There’s a lot of people I’d love to thank along the way, as many have contributed to my success as an actor. A big shoutout to John Swasey, Jim Conlan, and the folks over at Next Actor Studio who have been a big help in coaching me and offering advice that really helped me grow along the way. Also want to throw in my wonderful agents at Pastorini-Bosby Talent who make it possible for me to operate on a professional level. Lastly, another huge shoutout to all my family, friends, and colleagues from the audio and voice acting communities who have always supported me since my journey had begun. Without their support, I wouldn’t be where I am today.